Sourav Roy

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Sourav Roy
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences - Border Biomedical Research Center (BBRC)

Dr. Roy is a computational biologist with a research background in genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, and molecular biology. His research has involved the utilization of diverse in-silico, in-vitro, and in-vivo methodologies to understand the regulation of gene expression. Dr. Roy received his doctoral degree in Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics from the University of California, Riverside (UCR). He joined the Department of Entomology at UCR after his Ph.D. and worked as a Post-doctoral scholar and Assistant Professional Researcher for seven years. His current research projects include regulatory genomic studies of vector mosquitoes; evolutionary and comparative genomic studies of molecular pathways in insect vectors; the role of miRNAs in various organisms; and investigation of oxidative stress-induced cellular survival pathways in colorectal cancer health disparities, all of which involve analysis and validation of high throughput and next-generation sequencing data using bioinformatics tools and molecular techniques. Dr. Roy has multiple active collaborations with researchers in the USA and abroad on projects related to vector biology, insect physiology, virology, cancer, and diabetes. He has co-authored research and review articles in journals like Nature, PNAS, Annual Reviews of Entomology, PLoS Pathogens, PLoS Genetics, BMC Genomics, etc. His research contributions have resulted in two RO1 grants from NIH and a $5.8 M CPRIT-TREC award.


  1. Computational Biology
  2. Bioinformatics
  3. Molecular Biology
  4. Genetics
  5. Genomics
  6. Transcriptomics